Traxxas TRX-4M - 1/18 Land Rover Defender Crawler RTR
BIG FUN AND ADVENTURE IN A SMALLER TRX-4®!
Introducing the TRX-4M, a new way to experience all the fun, adventure, and scale realism of the TRX-4 in a 1/18 platform. The TRX-4M bridges the gap between the 1/24 crawler scene and 1/10 scale quality and performance. Oil-filled shocks, steel frame rails, and powerful running gear give it superior capability anywhere you want to drive, inside or outside.
1/18 Versatility and Capability
Class-Leading Turning Radius
Clipless Body Mounting
Heavy-Duty Steel Frame Rails
High-Capacity 2-Cell LiPo Battery with iD®
2-Amp USB iD® Fast Charger
Heavy-Duty Steering Servo
Built-in Pro Scale® Lighting Capability
Licensed ABS Bodies
All-In-One ECM-2.5™ Control Module
Three Drive Modes
Powerful Titan® 180 87T Motor
LED Bumper Lights
Full-Featured TQ™ Transmitter
4-Link Front & Rear Suspension
Front and Rear Spools
Heavy-Duty Center Driveshafts
Low-CG Battery Placement
Full Line of High-Quality Accessories
THE RIGHT SIZE FOR FUN
The larger 1/18 size allowed Traxxas engineers to pack the TRX-4M with more innovation and performance. Larger tires, higher ground clearance, bigger axles, and a powerful motor work together for huge leaps in rugged capability. The innovative suspension geometry lets TRX-4M turn around and maneuver in a fraction of the space required by smaller 1/24 rigs. Bouncy, undamped springs are replaced with silky-smooth oil-filled shocks. Beautiful scale details are clearly visible.
The TRX-4M is designed to excel everywhere there’s a fun path to drive. The smooth throttle response, high-torque motor, and 30% tighter steering radius allow the TRX-4M to easily take on indoor crawling scenes and precisely thread the needle through narrow gates. Outside, the larger wheels and tires and high ground clearance let drivers test their skills over challenging rocks and terrain. Adventure awaits on the trails as the higher top speed lets TRX-4M explore at a faster pace.
The full 45° steering angle gives TRX-4M an exceptionally tight turning radius and extreme maneuverability in small spaces where every millimeter counts.
OIL-FILLED GTM™ SHOCKS
The TRX-4M rejects the status quo of tiny, bouncy, imitation shocks and instead performs with the plush, long travel suspension feel from new GTM oil-filled shocks.
Easy pre-load adjustment using the supplied spacers
Double o-ring seals to prevent leaks
Long travel for full suspension articulation
DETAILED ABS BODY WITH CLIPLESS MOUNTING
Innovative Traxxas clipless body mounting is a game-changer for ease of use and scale appearance. The body removes and installs in just seconds with no clips to lose or frustrating hook and loop tabs to wrestle with. Tough, highly detailed ABS bodies feature molded-in color with a deep glossy finish that won’t chip or scrape off.
Molded Scale Details:
Spare tire carrier
Fuel canisters and jack
Rugged roof rack
Wet grass, puddles, and streams that force all the others to turn around are no problem for reliable Traxxas waterprotected electronics.
HEAVY-DUTY STEEL LADDER FRAME
TRX-4M performs like a full-size crawler because it’s built like one. A rigid steel ladder frame virtually eliminates flex to put more power to the ground. The heavy-duty driveline soaks up the motor’s torque with ease, sending power to all four wheels through spool-equipped axles.
TRAIL-READY CHASSIS AND DRIVELINE
TRX-4M rides on a sophisticated four-link suspension with heavy-duty linkage front and rear. Beefy front and rear axles have excellent articulation to climb over the toughest obstacles.
INNOVATIVE NEW ELECTRONICS
The all-in-one ECM-2.5™ (Electronic Control Module) incorporates all the features of an XL-5™ speed control, TQ receiver, and Pro Scale® Lighting Control Module into one sleek waterproof package. The ECM-2.5 features low voltage detection for 2s LiPo batteries and EZ-Set® one-button programming to select from three realistic driving modes. Smooth, precise control and outstanding throttle response allow drivers to navigate confined spaces and conquer the toughest technical obstacles with ease.
LVD (low voltage detection)
Pro Scale LED functions
Powerful 6-volt BEC
Select from one of three custom-tuned drive modes using the EZ-Set button:
Sport Mode provides full forward and reverse speed with brakes and no automatic drag brake.
Trail Mode is the default mode on the TRX-4M. It is like Sport Mode but adds smooth drag braking at neutral for control on steep descents.
Crawl Mode applies full brakes the instant the throttle is released and allows drivers to continue through to reverse without a second push on the trigger. Crawl mode is perfect for that smooth scale look while creeping over technical terrain. Pro Scale® Lighting Functions:
Easily add accessory brake lights, reverse lights, headlights, and more by simply installing the LED light kit and plugging it into the ECM-2.5. The lighting control functions are already built in.
Titan 180-87T Reverse Rotation
The big Titan 180 motor delivers rugged, dependable, go-anywhere power no 1/24 scale can match. It lays down the torque on the rocks and cranks up the speed on the trails for all-day driving fun.
Low-speed torque for technical obstacles
Fast speed to keep pace as you walk alongside
Mounts securely with a fixed gear mesh that never needs adjustment
Mounting position shifts the weight bias forward for improved crawling dynamics
SOFT COMPOUND TIRES
TRX-4M’s larger 1/18 size puts more rubber to the ground for exceptional off-road performance. Detailed wheels and tires are sized just right to carry TRX-4M up and over real-world obstacles with stunning scale appearance.
The Defender’s® Canyon Trail™ tires are scaled versions of standard TRX-4 rubber with aggressive lugs for dynamic traction.
The Ford® Bronco’s® BFGoodrich® Mud Terrain T/A® KM3 tires are accurate down to the smallest detail with an authentic lug pattern and raised sidewall lettering.
INCLUDED 2s LIPO BATTERY AND CHARGER WITH ID®
TRX-4M’s 2-cell LiPo battery provides over an hour of runtime with Traxxas iD safety and simplicity. The specially-designed iD connector plugs directly into the ECM-2.5.™
2s LiPo Battery with iD:
Large 750mAh capacity provides over an hour of runtime
7.4 volts of LiPo power for exceptional performance
Rugged, heavy gauge wiring for free-flowing power
Keyed iD connector eliminates polarity errors
2-Amp USB LiPo Fast Charger:
Traxxas iD technology delivers the perfect charge with no guesswork
Universal USB-A plug for convenient charging almost anywhere
High-output: up to 2-amp charge rate
LED progress indicator
VIDEO TRX-4M Specs:
Length: 262mm (Bronco) / 279mm (Defender)
Front Track: 124mm
Rear Track: 124mm
Ground Clearance: 29mm
Weight (w/o battery): 468g (Bronco) / 483g (Defender)
Height: 117mm (Bronco) / 135mm (Defender)
Approach Angle: 54° (Bronco) / 52° (Defender)
Breakover Angle: 45° (Bronco) / 45° (Defender)
Departure Angle: 48° (Bronco) / 41° (Defender)
Shock Length (front and rear): 2.0 inches (51mm)
Hex Size: 7mm
Wheels (front and rear): 1.0 x 0.49 inches (25.4 x 12.5mm)
Tires (front and rear): 2.2 x 1.0 inches (57 x 25.4mm)
Electronic Control Module: ECM-2.5™ (Combo ESC, Receiver, Lighting Control*)
Motor (electric): Titan® 180 87T
Differential Type: Fully Locked; 2:1 Axle Ratio
Chassis Structure/Material: Steel Ladder Frame with Nylon Composite Crossmembers
Brake Type: Electronic “Hill Hold”
Drive System: Shaft-Driven 4WD
Steering: Axle-Mounted Servo
Radio System: TQ™ 2.4GHz 2-Channel Transmitter
Servo: #2065T Heavy-Duty Waterproof
Skill Level: 1
Battery Tray: L50.5 x W31mm
*Requires accessory Pro Scale LED Light Kit, sold separately
What’s In The Box:
TRX-4M® Ready-To-Race® model
Licensed ABS hard body
Titan® 180 87-turn motor
ECM-2.5™ Electronic Control Module
7.4 volt 750mAh 2-cell LiPo battery
2-amp USB fast charger with iD®
High quality maintenance tools
What You’ll Need:
AA Alkaline Batteries: Four AA alkaline batteries for the transmitter